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libapt-pkg v2 to v3 incorperates several source-incompatible changes that
people need to be aware of.. Many of this changes are done so that most old
source will continue to function, but perhaps at reduced functionality.
* pkgDepCache is no longer self initilizing, you have to call the Init
method seperately after constructing it. Users of pkgCacheFile do not
need to worry about this
* GetCandidateVer/etc is gone from the pkgCache. It exists only in the
DepCache and is just an inline around the new Policy class
* TargetVer/TargetDist have been eliminated. Nothing should have been using
* There is a policy class. The v0 policy engine which has been used since
APT 0.0.0 is instantiated by the DepCache by default. However pkgCacheFile
constructs and initializes the new v4 engine. People accessing GetCandidate
version outside of a CacheFile/DepCache will need to instantiate and
initialize a policy engine on their own.
* All byte counters are now doubles to advoid 4G wraparound. The compiler
should generate warnings on any incorrect use of these.
* The PriorityType/CompType/DepType functions have been moved out of the
iterators and into generate static functions of pkgCache - inline stubs
are left in the iterators.
* The deb dependency element parser has been made into a static function
of the list parser and enhanced to optionally understand architecture
* TagSections no longer include the trailing \n. This means that the
Offset/Length of a package record in the version structure also does not
include the trailing \n.
* GenCaches::SelectFile accepts a site parameter now too.
* Global version compare functions are gone. If you
They will come back as they were before. Code should be updated to
reference the compare functions to the VersioningSystem (VS) referenced
by the Cache or _system structures.
* Initialization is now two stage (define APT_COMPATABILITY..) The first
stage, pkgInitConfig is called before commandline parsing, and
pkgInitSystem is called after. This gives the user the oppertunity to
override default settings from the config files before startup has been
* pkgSourceList has been gutted. All the junk that was in there before is
cleaned up and put in the pkgIndexFile class. There is very little API
corrispondence here..
* pkgMakeStatusCacheMem is gone, pkgMakeStatusCache does the same thing if
you set the AllowMem flag. Also, you can get a copy of the map used to
store the cache to advoid having to remap it in the calling code. A bunch
of other cache related functions are gone, but nobody should have been using
them in the first place!
* Downloading the 'Package' and 'Source' index files is different, use
the GetIndexes call in SourceList.
* SourceRecords::Parser::Source is gone, replaced with Index which does
much the same thing.
* DynamicMap has changed slightly, nobody should care
* pkgMakeOnlyStatusCache exists, which creates a really small cache that
only contains the status file, and in memory.
* The pkgRecords stuff is changed to abstract through the index file list
(should be transparent largely)
* Locking is handled differently, there is no dpkg lock class, the _system
class provides Lock/UnLock methods
* pkgDepCache is not a subclass of pkgCache, it agregates it now. Some
compatibility functions are provided that make this transition fairly
* The following functions have had minor argument changes:
- pkgSimulate(pkgDepCache &Cache);
+ pkgSimulate(pkgDepCache *Cache);
- pkgProblemResolver(pkgDepCache &Cache);
+ pkgProblemResolver(pkgDepCache *Cache);
- pkgDepCache(MMap &Map,Policy *Plcy = 0);
+ pkgDepCache(pkgCache *Cache,Policy *Plcy = 0);
- pkgOrderList(pkgDepCache &Cache);
+ pkgOrderList(pkgDepCache *Cache);
- pkgPackageManager(pkgDepCache &Cache);
+ pkgPackageManager(pkgDepCache *Cache);
- pkgCache(MMap &Map,bool DoMap = true);
+ pkgCache(MMap *Map,bool DoMap = true);
- pkgCacheGenerator(DynamicMMap &Map,OpProgress &Progress);
+ pkgCacheGenerator(DynamicMMap *Map,OpProgress *Progress);
- pkgTagFile(FileFd &F,unsigned long Size = 32*1024);
+ pkgTagFile(FileFd *F,unsigned long Size = 32*1024);
* Configuration class is const-correct
* The legacy ability to create a PkgFileIterator that started at Begin
is gone, everyone should be using FileBegin().
* A new dependency relation called obsoletes that is similar to conflicts.